Real Music & Real Estate . . .

Yiddishe Cup’s bandleader, Bert Stratton, is Klezmer Guy.
 

He knows about the band biz and – check this out – the real estate biz too. So maybe he’s really Klezmer Landlord.
 

You may not care about the real estate biz. Hey, you may not care about the band biz.  (See you.)
 

This is a blog with a gamy twist. It features tenants with snakes and skunks, and musicians with smoked fish in their pockets.
 

Stratton is an occasional contributor to the New York Times, the Times of Israel, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and City Journal. He won two Hopwood Awards.


 
 

I HAVE NOT COME A LONG WAY

I grew up about 10 blocks from the Long Island Sound, but for the past 42 years I’ve lived by Lake Erie — no salt. I make do. You can’t see the other side of Lake Erie. It’s a real lake. I don’t swim in the lake too long because I don’t want to catch a disease. I often walk on the beach, and I’m a member of the Edgewater Yacht Club.

After walking on the beach, I like to make a cup of tea. Then I garden or cook, and think back to my childhood by the Long Island Sound. I have come a long way — or not.

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4 comments

1 Mike Madorsky { 11.30.16 at 12:26 pm }

I love this. Its like haiku by Bert. Simple spare and sincere, like the man himself.

2 Ken Goldberg { 11.30.16 at 12:28 pm }

Sounds like you’re a lakeside wannabe. Maybe you should sell a few things and buy a yacht!

3 Seth B. Marks { 12.01.16 at 1:11 pm }

I’d like to ingest some of what you’re ingesting.

4 David Rowe { 12.02.16 at 3:25 am }

There was a time when you couldn’t LOOK at the lake without getting sick.

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